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Patron Letter - Fall 2015

Valued Patron:

In an effort to keep you informed of the decisions made by your cooperative this past year as they relate to yearend tax planning we have summarized key points below for 2015:

Qualified Patronage Allocation – Wheat Grower’s Board of Directors has approved a record $16M

Reminder on Soybean Moisture

The calendar says it is the last day of September and we have yet to see a killing frost across virtually all of the Wheat Growers trade area. This is a little unusual for us in the Dakotas, but what is normal anymore? With the absence of frost, our abundant summer moisture, and great crop protection practices, many of the mid to later

Soybean Aphids at the 250 Aphid Threshold

I have received several calls recently about whether soybean aphids should be treated or not. The question often revolves around whether we will still see an economic benefit to treatment after soybeans are in something like the R3 growth stage. The short answer is yes there is value in treating if aphids reach 250 aphid threshold anytime

How To Protect Your Late Season Rally

For much of this marketing year news has been nothing but doom and gloom. We appeared to have adequate and even growing stocks both domestically and globally. This weighed substantially on the market as prices slipped to levels we had not seen in quite some time. Since those lows were established in mid-June, some things have changed. An

Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Below is a link to an excellent article on Northern Corn Leaf Blight. This disease, along with Gray Leaf Spot, is a disease of concern in Iowa. It has been a resurging disease in recent years, and is a disease to keep an eye out for. I am not aware of issues in our northern area corn, but it could appear. The pictures in the article are